Flight Dynamics Engineer - Orbit related Operations for Earth Explorers (w/m/d)

Referenz: J22100
Ort / Standort: ESOC \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 19.08.2022 23:59 CET
Kategorie: Software Solutions

Telespazio Germany GmbH is the first choice European aerospace company for ICT and engineering solutions and services. We combine 40 years of experience in high-technology markets, where trust and quality are essential. With more than 400 employees in Germany, we shape the future of aerospace together – and beyond. Our staff play a key role in determining our success through their qualifications, motivation, enthusiasm, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of teamwork.

The Position

This position is based at ESOC in Darmstadt. It is full-time and permanent and expected starting date will be in November.

 We are looking forward to meeting you!


  • You are passionate about space flight dynamics and looking for a meaningful opportunity to enfold your talents? Then you are on the right track! 
  • We are supporting the European Space Agency with highly qualified services at the European Operations Control Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt. For a new service position within flight dynamics division, we are searching for a flight dynamics authority to complement our international service team!
  • You will provide support to the Orbit Determination and Manoeuvre Optimisation disciplines. The service is primarily related to the routine operations of Earth Explorers (Aeolus, Cryosat and Swarm), and the development of the associated Flight Dynamics Systems. 
  • Services may also be requested related to Earth Explorers in preparation phase (EarthCARE, Biomass, FLEX) and other Earth orbiting missions
  • Additional tasks are the support to other projects, scientists and industry, and participation in reviews.
  • Detailed information on the missions and the activities of ESOC can be found on www.esa.int;


  • University degree in a relevant engineering field, astronomy, mathematics or physics.

Essential Skills

The ideal candidate we are looking for contributes to our service team with the following characteristics:

  • Experience in Software Development (e.g. Fortran 90, C++, Python, Linux shell scripting).
  • Proficiency in classical mechanics, including: kinematics and dynamics of point masses, dynamics of rigid bodies, non-inertial reference frames, e.g. including dynamics in rotating frames, rotation dynamics expressed in body fixed frame, conservation laws in mechanics, gravitational forces and field, orbit dynamics, Keplerian orbits and Kepler laws. 
  • Skills to apply above knowledge to develop solutions to technical problems in cooperation with customers and other specialists.
  • Knowledge about operational and ground segment aspects in the mission/architecture design.
  • Desire to extend technical skills.
  • A high sense of operational responsibility and good communication skills.
  • Fluency in English, both in speech and writing.
  • Coordinate and interact with other service providers in operations and other fields.
  • Ability to work independently.

Desirable Skills

  • Additional desirable skills are 
  • Familiarity with the ESOC environment.
  • Previous operational experience in Flight Dynamics or spacecraft missions in general. 
  • Familiarity with modern software development tools (git, CI/CD, CMake, docker…)
  • Experience with Linux, network services and protocols, and system administration.
  • The ability to multi-task efficiently; working on multiple activities, multiple subsystems and if applicable multiple missions simultaneously.
  • Furthermore, knowledge about current and planned ESA missions should be a given.

Your Benefits of joining us

  • Work-life balance: Flexible working hours, home office, remote work option within Germany and EU, sabbatical (time off for travelling around the world, extended parental leave, further education, etc.), option to work part time;
  • Financial benefits: Company pension plan, net wage optimisation programme including IT / bicycle leasing, discounted annual ticket for public transport, employer loans, etc.;
  • Employee recommendation scheme: We are grateful when our employees support us in finding new recruits. You will receive a bonus of 1,500 EUR to 3,000 EUR per successful recommendation;
  • Relocation support: We offer our newcomers a relocation lump sum and support you in finding a suitable new home as well as in finding a school or nursery for your children and much more. Should need be, this can even include support in the search for a job for your partner.
  • Career development: For us, further education and training are an essential part of people management, because this is the only way we can achieve our goal, namely a long-term and successful work relationship with you. We offer access to Coursera, Bookboon and personal 1:1 feedbacks.   Would you like to change your professional focus and work on other projects or change geographically? We will support you here as well.
  • Company event and activities: We have BBQs, Christmas parties and TGIF (Thank God It's Friday) events. On top of that, we organise team-building events and events internal to departments to promote team spirit. Let us know if you have creative ideas for corporate events or new initiatives that you would like to introduce to our company culture, no matter whether they are of artistic or technical nature.


Are you equally inspired by our visions and dreams? Get in touch with us today and send us your application! 

Your HR Contact for this position is Raphael Rossato.

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